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Benefits (and Detriments) of Standardizing Network Equipment in a Global Organization

> An alternative multi-vendor approach is to use 1 vendor per stack layer,
> but alternate layer to layer. That is; Vendor A edge router, Vendor B
> firewall, Vendor A/C switches, Vendor D anti-SPAM software, etc. This
> doesn't address the bug impact issue as well as it alleviates the vendor
> "ownership" issue though...

i think this is where i say that i hope my competitors do this.  it
is a recipe for a complex set of delicate dependencies and great fun